All The Way Through the Looking Glass: Advanced Provocative Change Works (PCW) Explorations and Provocations
A Three Day Workshop with Nick Kemp
Fri 28th February to Sun 1st March 2020, IBIS New Street, Birmingham, UK.
This is a three day Provocative Change Works training for those interested in developing real life skills for working with clients as well exploring the PCW model
“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.”
– Lewis Carroll
This will be a brand-new workshop for the UK, showcasing the very latest with the PCW model
Here is some of what is included
- Generating powerful states of confidence with the PCW tool kit
- Eliciting and exploring metaphors through art for personal empowerment
- How to find your own unique voice for increased confidence and enhanced well being
- Working in the here and now for personal development and in helping others
- Using “inner sound” to create unique head space for personal excellence
- Mapping PCW sessions to identify the elusive obvious for effective lasting change
- Debunking therapeutic and coaching myths
Hurry! – Spaces are limited
£100 deposit (non refundable) secures your place at this price
(balance due by 2nd February 2020)
This is an intensive weekend and an opportunity to develop precise skills. The group size is limited to 25 participants and initial places will be offered to previous PCW workshop attendees.
About Nick Kemp
Nick Kemp has been involved in the field of personal change for over thirty years, having studied many forms of communication and personal development, including Hypnosis, Provocative Therapy and NLP. Nick works on a group and individual basis for professional and personal work. He runs a successful private practice, and also provides business trainings to companies by appointment.
In 2004 Nick Kemp met Frank Farrelly, (creator of Provocative Therapy and influence on the creators of NLP) and began an intensive training with him to become one of a very small number of Farrelly internationally approved Provocative Therapy Trainers. As well as teaching classic Provocative Therapy (PCW), Nick has created his own Provocative Change Works approach which he teaches internationally as well as with private clients.
Guest trainer Agi – How to find your unique voice
Agi been teaching for over 5 years giving private singing, music theory and piano tuition or coaching pupils through exams and competitions. She also has extensive personal music experiences and accomplishments including: collaborating on a project for a Grammy Award winning songwriter, collaborating with schools in Germany and Denmark, writing for solo projects, being involved in studio work for various labels including EMI, having function band experience, being a part of Leeds College of Music Contemporary Rock and Pop Choir and being a sought after session singer for studios around UK.In 2018 she released her debut single “Blood Orange” and is currently working on recording new original material. I have had 1 – 1 vocal training with Agi for almost two years and I am delighted that she has agreed to run a guest spot on this 3-day training. She is without doubt the most talented vocal coach I have come across and will be a brilliant addition to the weekend.
Listen to Agi's track Blood Orange here
Who is this training for?
This training is for anyone wanting to improve their communication skills, whether working as a coach, practitioner, therapist, trainer or in any other capacity. The PCW model works well in areas of business, coaching, therapy and personal development. There are no prerequisites required to undertake the training.
Nick has taught this PCW approach in 13 overseas countries as well as the UK. He also runs two very successful private clinics in the UK and to date has concluded over 7000 hours of using PCW with private clients.
Where will the training be held?
The training will be held at the IBIS Birmingham New Street Station in a modern and light training room. The venue is located in the centre of Birmingham making it exceptionally easy to reach. Being in the heart of England, Birmingham benefits from excellent transport routes and is easily accessible from within the UK. The main railway station, Birmingham New Street is just three minutes walk from the hotel and Birmingham International Airport is just one stop on the train making this an excellent location for both UK residents and international attendees.
Timing: Fri 28th February - Sun 1st March
The format of the training
The training will be highly interactive and incorporate teaching alongside many practical exercises. Nick will do a number of demonstrations of aspects of Provocative Change Works throughout the workshop which will allow demonstration subjects to experience a 1 to 1 session with Nick. Nicks’ workshops are enlightening and very much fun.
Watch Nick working with an attendee at a UK training:
More About Provocative Change Works
Watch Nick describing the use of the terms provocative in PCW.
Provocative Change Works consists of three approaches to shift clients from “a stuck state” to a more fluid state, allowing for greater freedom and choice. This conversational way of working requires the practitioner to pay close attention to client responses, whilst maintaining their own excellent state control.
- Provoking or stimulating client responses by verbal and non verbal interactions
- Using non-specific or indirect Hypnosis and metaphor explorations – to create “fluid states” for the client. Eliciting and challenging metaphors
- Time Framing – Promoting new ways of moving through time and space.
The practitioner deliberately provokes (calls forth responses from) the client by adopting different discrete stances, which stimulate the client into new ways of thinking and feeling. The practitioner seeks out resistances in the client and then approaches most what the client seeks to avoid in the discussion, and identifies the client’s “blind spots”, using a great deal of humour and by working in an improvised manner.
Great use is made of “sensory rich language”, and the full expression of this, to engage the client, and thus take them on a journey outside their existing beliefs and experience, to a new sense of freedom. The practitioner works in a multi layered way without the limitations of some conventions found in many talk therapy approaches, such as removing the impression of “formal therapy as much as possible from the interaction.
More about the training
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£100 deposit secures your place
(balance due by 2nd February 2020)
Presented by Nick Kemp, creator of the Provocative Change Works model
What People Are Saying
Frank Farrelly – Creator of Provocative Therapy
“You are totally disarming and beyond formalisation. There is ease and naturalness about you and you make people relax really quickly. You got the power man!”
Steve Andreas – Author, Therapist, NLP Developer
“Do you know Nick Kemp? – (he is) exceptionally bright, and I have immensely enjoyed communicating…The kind of exchanges that I have been having… are the kind of activities that I think can really advance the field. He is everything you might wish for in a colleague – available, creative, eager to discuss ideas and learn as well as teach.”
Dr. Frank Bourke
“I’ve watched the work of Fritz Perls, Anna Freud, Carl Rogers, Moshe Feldenkrais, Alexander Lowen, and a few more of the “names” in the psychotherapy field. Your clinical work surpasses some of them now, at a comparatively young age. Given your passion for clinical learning, love of people and creative spirit, I suspect I’ll be dropping your name onto that list of recognized “names” in the psychotherapy field one day.”
Frank Bourke Ph.D
Executive Director of the NLP Research and Recognition Project, former lecturer Cornell University and researcher London University
More about Nick
Nick Kemp has been involved in the field of personal change for over thirty years, having studied many forms of communication and personal development, including Hypnosis, Provocative Therapy and NLP. Between 1980 and 1998 he taught workshops on personal development. Nick works on a group and individual basis for professional and personal work. He runs a successful private practice, and also provides business trainings to companies by appointment. In 2004 Nick Kemp met Frank Farrelly, (creator of Provocative Therapy and influence on the creators of NLP) and began an intensive training with him to become one of a very small number of Farrelly internationally approved Provocative Therapy Trainers.
Nick and Frank became firm friends, co presenting at Provocative Therapy events as well as spending far too many hours watching classic movies at Nick’s home cinema in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Nick set up The Association for Provocative Therapy (AFPT), and released “Provocative Change Works for Phobias”, which was the first of a number of DVD sets with commentary from Frank Farrelly himself. As well as teaching classic Provocative Therapy (PCW), Nick has created his own Provocative Change Works approach which he teaches internationally as well as with private clients.
In 2006 Nick was a guest for 26 consecutive weeks on BBC Radio working with clients live on the air. Individuals would be invited to contact the show, and Nick would then work with them and they would then report back, all within the one hour time frame of the show itself. In recent years he runs in house trainings for business as well as his own Provocative Change Works trainings for the public in Asia, USA and Europe
Nick has contributed a chapter on Provocative Change Works to “Innovations in NLP ” published by Crown House Publishing where he outlines how this approach can be used to produce lasting client change. He also contributed to Steve Andreas’s “Transforming Negative Self Talk” explaining his voice tempo exercise for resolving anxiety problems. In 2013 he created the first ever PCW practitioner piloted to medics in Japan interested in his work.
As well as providing face to face PCW training workshops, in 2016, Nick started a unique one to one PCW development platform which provides training, coaching and support for those wanting to use PCW in their work.